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Aveiro

With so much rain, we haven’t been out and about as much as usual.  Instead I have been looking at photos taken over the past few years to remind myself that it is usually quite mild and sunny at this time of year.  :D

I found a few photos that I took last winter when we visited Aveiro.  This is a beautiful city in Central Portugal, and it is a short drive from where we live.  This area had an amazing ceramics industry, and the world-famous Vista Alegre is still made nearby in Ílhavo, just outside Aveiro. There is a factory shop and museum open to the public.  Aveiro is also famous for its salt and seaweed harvests.

For me, one of the most beautiful characteristics of Aveiro is the variety of beautiful tile fronted buildings.

There buildings have so many different designs . . . I don’t think I saw the same pattern twice.

Aveiro is an easy place to spend a happy day wandering around and admiring the buildings.  One of the most beautiful places, is the Casa de Chá, a gorgeous Art Nouveau tea-room, which is a great place to relax over a cup of tea, or coffee if you prefer.

There are lots of old buildings too, which even though they are empty and crumbling, are incredibly beautiful.

Aveiro is also known for its canals and the brightly coloured boats.

It has brightened my rainy day looking at these photos from last year . . . I hope you have enjoyed them too.

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One comment on “Aveiro

  1. aliciasunday
    February 15, 2014

    Fabulous tile fronted buildings with no two alike, interesting but crumbling architecture with a faded sense of glamour and towns famous for an industry no longer productive seems to sum up quite a lot of Portugal.

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